The Giga Home Becomes Reality in 2013

The connectivity bottleneck will be a thing of the past due to smart hybrid approach of wireless and wireline technology

Lantiq CEO Christian Wolff discusses the connected home at CeBIT Global Conferences

Mar 08, 2012, 05:00 ET from Lantiq

MUNICH, NEUBIBERG, Germany and HANNOVER, Germany, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lantiq CEO Christian Wolff today stated at the CeBIT Global Conferences that the Giga Home will become reality by the year 2013 due to an intelligent hybrid approach of communication technologies inside and outside the home.  

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There is an ever increasing demand for bandwidth in the home. Tablets, smart phones, PCs, Network Attached Storages (NAS), TVs and gaming consoles demand reliable and fast high data throughput. All of these devices are connected with each other and the Internet, and when cloud computing and HDTV/IPTV streaming services are added, the data demand in broadband networks explodes. 

To serve this capacious requirement of data and to avert the still-present connectivity bottleneck, a smart hybrid approach of wireless and wireline technology will be the solution to facilitate the Giga Home. Within the homes, the latest sets of Wi-Fi standards as well as, a home wired networking standard recently validated by the ITU-T, help to bring unparalleled high bandwidth to users and their devices. Outside the home a fast and mature combination of fiber, VDSL, vectoring and bonding will support the Giga Home and the ever increasing demand for bandwidth. Lantiq believes that by intelligently combining these technologies, the Giga Home will become a reality in 2013.

Together with leading carriers worldwide, Lantiq strives to make the Giga Home a reality with highest throughput and best quality of service (QoS). Lantiq drives this vision with its innovative technologies, including vectoring with full system-level crosstalk noise cancellation, GPON and VDSL solutions, concurrent dual band Wi-Fi, chipsets for home networking applications, and broadband wireless LTE to home gateways.

Wolff made these statements today during the panel discussion entitled "Digital Lifestyle: Connected Home & Work Space," at the world's most renowned congress for the digital world, the CeBIT Global Conferences.


Lantiq CEO Christian Wolff: "Until recently, users had only a few devices such as a PC or notebook connected in the home. Today, the home's network is overwhelmed with many more connected devices. Multiple tablets, smart phones, set-top-boxes and a new generation of displays and TVs will all be connected with each other to distribute large amounts of data and multiple HD streams in parallel. This ever increasing demand will be successfully addressed by the Giga Home scenario, which will become reality by the year 2013 due to solutions and efforts of carriers and chipset manufacturers such as Lantiq." 


A schematic picture of the opportunity for the connected home is available on the Lantiq website.

About Lantiq

Lantiq offers a broad and innovative product portfolio for next-generation networks and the digital home. The company specializes in broadband communications encompassing analog, digital and mixed-signal ICs along with comprehensive software suites. Lantiq is a fabless company and its semiconductor solutions are deployed by major carriers and in home networks in every region of the world. Further information is available at: or on Twitter: @Lantiq.